Thank You! I went round with Shane on this one. It is very pleasant to see that some people out there are teaching good tactical habits. Keep it up.Originally posted by abnranger:
This always begs the question of why???
1911s and for that matter all semi-automatic pistols do not have slide releases;;;it is a slide stop. The purpose is to aid in locking the slide to the rear not releasing it when locked to the rear.
Slingshot or hand over slide grip to release the slide is the proper technique on a semi-automatic pistol. That allows for full function of the slide travel and compression of the recoil spring.
Don't let all these guys get you down .. just think out of the 100 of thousands of 1911s out there these guys represent about .5% ..randy fofar said:Thanks for all your advise. I have to admit that I have been shoting all my life but this is my first 1911 type pistol.I am use to releasing the slide, forward with my right thumb. On the kimber I can not reach it ( small hands ). I will leave it stock after reading these post. Once again thanks for the info.